The Kimberley RCMP are requesting the assistance of the public in locating a missing woman.
Forty-six-year-old Maria Marin, originally from Ontario, was last seen in the area of Johnson Lake, approximately 45 kilometres North of Kimberley, around Aug. 8.
At that time, she advised police that she was going on a spiritual walk. Although her destination was unknown, she may have traveled north along Highway 93/95, towards Invermere.
Marin is known to hitch hike and walk long distances. Police efforts to locate Marin, which involved ground searches of the area where she was last seen, have been unsuccessful.
Her family would like to hear from her, and police are asking for public assistance in locating her.
Marin is described as having a brown complexion, she is 5'9" (175 cm) tall, weighs 210 lbs (95kg), and has reddish brown hair and brown eyes. Her photograph is attached.
If anyone has had any past dealings with Maria, or someone matching her description, please contact the Kimberley RCMP at (250) 427-4811, or your local police department.